I love going to the Farmers Market. They have really good food, they give me Veggie Vouchers with my Passport to get my own fruits and veggies so I don't have to share with my brother, and they also teach us about stuff. Last week they taught us about bees. I have always thought bees were scary, I mean they sting you! But even though they may be scary, they need our help to live. And without bees, we wouldn't be able to live either because they make sure that all the flowers and stuff turn into fruits and veggies. They are called pollinators. And if we didn't have pollinators we wouldn't have food to eat. This week we not only got to learn about bees but also learned about using nature to help nature. I made a bee house to help bees make food for me. I am going to enter my bee house at the 4H booth in the fair!
This school year my class worked with Miss Trisha to build a school garden. I really like working in the garden with her. She is a lot of fun and knows a lot about plants and gardening! We learned about weeds, what to pull and what are plants that are just starting out. There was lettuce ready to eat, so we each got to pick some and bring some home! I get to make salad tonight. Miss Trisha also helped us learn how to make a flower crown, shared names of flowers, and correct names of flowers, because scientists call flowers different names than we do sometimes. We also learned how to make mint water. It was really easy to make. You pick mint leaves off the plant, rip them into tiny pieces and then pit them into water to soak. It's yummy! I really like working in the garden and learning lots of new things. It makes me happy to spend time with Miss Trisha too. I can't wait to share with you our next adventure. Take Care! Cece
While Cece and Lilly have not had the chance to bring you another fun week of Cece's Corner, the grown-ups here at Piscataquis Regional Food Center wanted to share this adorable video about making a container garden with children. Part art project, part learning about foods, all kinds of fun! Did you know that "seeds, plants, and trees that produce food intended for consumption (including those that are used to produce spices for use in cooking) by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households may be purchased with SNAP benefits. This can include products such as cucumber seeds, tomato plants, and apple trees. In addition, food producing roots, bushes, and bulbs (e.g. asparagus roots and strawberry bushes) are eligible items." Parents, you can check out this blog from the USDA regarding gardening and utilizing SNAP benefits! Have a great week ~TMak